Bernard-Henri Levy, or BHL, came under physical attack on Wednesday in Belgrade, first by someone who threw a pie in his face, then by another man who set out to smack him with a fist, but was driven away by BHL's own fistwhile, on the podium behind him, a third man unfurled a banner with a hammer-and-sickle
proclaiming, in English, "Bernard Levy advocates imperialist murders." And a fourth man shouted at him from the audience.
Those in favour of the monument included individuals who waved hammer-and-sickle
Soviet flags and Che Guevara banners and threw eggs at an anti-communist effigy erected by the rival camp.
In the early 1980s, Rosemarie Trockel began making textile "paintings." Designed by the artist but mechanically fabricated, these knitted-wool canvases feature Playboy bunnies and hammer-and-sickle
emblems, undermining cliches of handicrafts as intrinsically feminine and the art object as one-of-a-kind.
Aeroflot's rebranding began in 2002, when it replaced its old hammer-and-sickle
logo; the Times notes that executives were initially so hesitant, they used removable decals instead of repainting.
There were hammer-and-sickle
symbols aplenty on flags, banners, socks, backpacks, hats and skin.
Russian airline Aeroflot has reportedly been unable to decide on a new logo and will - for the time being - keep its 70-year-old hammer-and-sickle
The protesters, waving communist hammer-and-sickle
flags and chanting 'Our world is not for sale, put the bankers into jail' were repeatedly turned back.